LAHORE - Press gallery of the Punjab Assembly on Saturday boycotted proceedings of the Assembly to demonstrate against the non-responsive attitude of the government functionaries regarding probe of suicide committed by journalists brother. Gallery members came out of the Assembly premises, and stayed out for quite some time, while Acting Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, sent Minister Food Malik Nadeem Kamran to talk to the mediamen and bring them back to the gallery. Sajjad Shafiq Butt, while talking to the media, said his deceased brother committed suicide after the security company did not pay his salary, and a PML-N MPA Rana Muhammad Afzal was influencing the investigation and legal proceedings. According to details, Salman Shafiq Butt, 31, was younger brother of senior journalists Sajjad Shafiq Butt and Sohail Shafiq Butt. He was working as a guard with a security agency, owned by Colonel (r) Muhammad Safdar. The security agency had deputed the deceased at a CNG station owned by PML-N MPA Rana Muhammad Afzal in Hunza Block, Allama Iqbal Town. Salman was appointed as a security guard in the security agency on April 1, 2009 and he continued performing his duties till May 29, 2009, the day he committed suicide. The family of the deceased alleged that Salman was very upset because he was not paid salary despite the lapse of two months. Despite repeated requests, he was not paid the salary. The deceased after being disappointed on non-payment of his two months salary and attitude of the security agencys senior staff, committed suicide. Sajjad Butt said the local police in connivance with the influential owner of the security agency was employing different tactics to give this suicide incident a different hue. He further alleged that the senior police officers were pressing his family for reconciliation with the owners of the security agency. He also alleged that the owner of the CNG station was not issuing them the clearance certificate. An FIR was registered in which Rana Afzal was indicted as well. Mediamen returned to the gallery after assurance by Malik Nadeem for full cooperation. He told the House details of the case, and sought action from the Chair. Rana Mashhood constituted a committee, comprising Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, both brother of the deceased, president and secretary of the gallery, Malik Nadeem, and Rana Sanaullah Khan. The Chair directed the committee to submit its report to the House on the coming Monday (tomorrow). Earlier, Rana Afzal denied any involvement, and said his family owned the CNG station, while he was not its owner. I only came to know about the incident after it was published in the newspapers and televised, he added. He also rejected the allegation that he was impeding the investigation. I share grief with the bereaved family, and ready to pay compensation, he said.